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7 Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar That Can Improve Your Health

7 Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar That Can Improve Your Health

ACV has some amazing properties which are really beneficial to us in many ways. It's vinegar, like no other.

We've all heard of the magical properties of apples. You know that old saying that goes: 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away'? Well, in all honesty, we think they were talking about apple cider vinegar. This condiment has been found to have some amazing properties which are really beneficial to human beings. It's said to cure sunburns and acne, and many others claim its miraculous ability to speed up weight loss. So grab that bottle of apple cider vinegar and get mixing. We're going to tell you secrets you never knew.

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1. You can lose weight

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Apple cider vinegar has always been recommended for people who want to change their diet to help them lose weight. There are a lot of myths that surround this, but there are a few things that remain true. One, for example, is the fact that vinegar helps you absorb fewer calories. According to the study reported in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) , apple cider vinegar can increase your satiety, which means you consume lesser food. 

2. It's a really good disinfectant

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Vinegar is a great way to naturally clean your food if you're a little apprehensive of the bottled vegetable cleaners that are otherwise available. According to another report by the NCBI,  diluting some vinegar in water before rinsing your veggies can destroy pathogens. It's a very safe option for cleaning floors and countertops as well. It does have a bit of a smell, so remember to dilute the vinegar with the right amount of water. 

3. Apple cider vinegar can help you with digestion

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Our stomach needs certain bacteria, called probiotics, to function properly. Apple cider vinegar itself doesn't contain too many probiotics, but the sludge right at the bottom of your bottle does. This is full of rich probiotics, which according to yet another study by the NCBI essentially nourishes the already-existing bacteria in your stomach. If you want your tummy to be working in top shape, then you should have a swig of this. 

4. It improves your body's absorption of nutrients

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We need to maintain a steady stomach acidic level to ensure all the unnecessary microbes are killed off. One way of doing this is to regularly drink apple cider vinegar. It also increases the absorption of calcium, according to the study done by the Journal of Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. Drinking a concoction of the vinegar and water can help you keep the balance of your stomach acid steady. You have to remember to have as little of the vinegar as you can as it can also wear out your stomach lining. 

5. It lowers your chances of getting heart diseases

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Experts say women who consume more oil and vinegar in their salad dressing are less prone to developing heart diseases later on in their lives. The evidence is minor and not as promising as it should be, but there is a significant difference between women who practice this healthy habit versus the women who have ranch or mayonnaise as a dressing. 

6. It can get rid of dandruff

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You probably took one whiff of that apple cider and are probably wondering what we're going on about. But here's a fact: Apple cider vinegar is really, really good for dry scalp and dandruff, according to Dr Oz. The pH level of the vinegar helps alter the pH levels of your scalp, and also has a lot of antibacterial properties which ward off any fungal or bacterial infections that can cause flaky scalp. 

7. It can help you fight smelly feet

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The bacteria buildup in your feet is often what makes them stinky. You can combat this with the help of apple cider vinegar. You can either dilute the apple cider vinegar in a bowl of water and drop your feet into it, or wipe your feet with a towel soaked in apple cider vinegar. This miracle liquid can also help you get rid of bad breath, so there's another useful tip for you. 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16015276

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26897250

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1271/bbb.63.905

https://www.doctoroz.com/article/kitchen-cures-your-doctor-can-not-live-without

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.